Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2641

Date

2016

Date of Award

4-20-2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts

Major

Music

Concentration

Performance

Committee Chair

Janet Page

Committee Member

Cathal Breslin

Committee Member

John Baur

Committee Member

Kenneth Kreitner

Abstract

Pianist Algernon Henry Lindo (1862-1927) was a respected performer, composer, author, and pedagogue in turn-of-the-century London. His groundbreaking work, The Art of Accompanying (1916), was the first book written about the discipline now referred to as Collaborative Piano. Although almost completely overlooked since his death, Lindo's life and writings have much relevance in the twenty-first century. This study aims to make The Art of Accompanying accessible to the contemporary reader, providing a comprehensive critical edition of the work. In order to provide context for his treatise, this study presents, for the first time, a biography of Lindo. This study also offers a reading of the social and professional implications of the text, one that allows modern audiences to glimpse the ways in which accompanists were viewed and treated in the early years of the twentieth century. Finally, a comprehensive, annotated list of Lindo's compositions and writings has been appended, providing further documentation of the life and work of this important, if unknown, musician.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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